The Mystery Blogger Award!

I was nominated twice by Josh Gross, quite a while ago, for this award, but put it off for a while at how daunting doing awards post are. It’s just too much work with all that talking about yourself and answering such difficult mind-boggling questions. Gosh, I’m even tired at the thought.

No, but really, I did put this award off for a while because although awards posts are fun to write, they can take a while. Talk about first world problems, huh.

Thank you Josh for the nomination! Since he nominated me twice, I’ll be answering two sets of questions from him!

 

“This is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates: it inspires and motivated. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.” 

-Okoto Enigma (original creator of the award)

 

Rules

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog – done.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

 

Three Things About Me

  1. I have a really good episodic memory, which basically means I remember events with rich detail. It’s a blessing and a curse. 😂
  2. I was about ten when Amy Winehouse died and I was quite sad about it, even though I wasn’t a fan and barely knew her songs, at that time. It was a deep painful feeling as if I had this weird connection to her, that broke. Whenever I listen to her music now, I feel the same feeling. It’s very strange.
  3. I’m really clumsy.

 

Questions and Answers 

If you could take a free class on any topic, what would it be?
The intricate art of ghost busting. Or public speaking.

 

What is your favorite book?
Dead Ends by Erin Lange! It’s really good and she’s such an underrated author.

 

Do you have a specific place you like to go when you need to think? If so, where?
The toilet.

 

Imagine you’ve been commissioned to write any book you want. What kind of book would you write (e.g. fantasy, horror, memoir, nonfiction, etc.)?
I’m currently trying to write a book, which is a soft sci fi, with sociological themes in it.

A weird little book sneak peek

Funny/weird question: If you had to survive in one of the following inhospitable locations, which would you choose?

  • The arctic
  • The Kalahari Desert
  • The Amazon rain forest
  • Detroit

God, Detroit? You trying to kill me? I think I’d have to say The Amazon Rainforest. It would be nice to be able to say that I got suffocated to death by an anaconda.

 

Would you rather read a book or watch television?
As much as I love reading, watching TV requires little effort. However, right now, I am in the mood for reading.

 

If you had the opportunity to learn about any topic, which one would you choose?
Something Physics related, probably. I regret not taking Physics as an A level.


In a few words, what would be your ideal vacation?
I have two ideal vacations. First one: big city, night life, food. Second one: beach, pretty sunset, food. Basically…
                  OR

 

So either get sand stuck in crevices I didn’t know I had or get trampled and crushed by bustling crowds.

 

Which suits you more: living in a large city or a small town? Or maybe someplace even more rural?
Large city because I’m used to that. I like small towns and rural areas but not to live in.


Weird question: If you could be any fantasy creature, which one would you choose?
I would want to be something like Cheshire Cat. You could disappear with your smile left behind in the darkness. Who wouldn’t want that? That, or some sort of morphing creature.


 

My Nominees

Elm

Ana Regina

Unknown Wiki

Ally

Yeo Ye Hang

Zara

Girl Illustrated

Starr

 

My Questions

  1. What’s the most interesting thing you heard or saw this week?
  2. Your opinion and view on aliens and alien conspiracies?
  3. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be? Just imagine they wouldn’t kill you if it’s something like a great white shark…
  4. Current mood?
  5. A very short yet wild/interesting story you can tell right now! GO!

 

Looking forward to the nominee’s answers, if you choose to embark on this award adventure.

 

-Shay

The Liebster Award! #2

I was nominated by Starr from Untold Constellations for The Liebster Award, an award encouraging bloggers to discover new blogs!

Thank you, Starr, so much for nominating me. She just started blogging this year and already, her blog is off to a great start! Her posts are honest, meaningful and personal and I’ve found they’re very relatable. She’s a great writer and her posts are very interesting so what are you doing? Go check her out!

 

Rules

  1. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Answer 11 facts the blogger gave you.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers, who deserve the award.
  5. Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer.
  6. Let them know they’ve been nominated.

 

11 Facts About Me

  1. In this moment in time, I think I’m the only person and most definitely the only Marvel fan, who has not seen Black Panther. (YET!)
  2. Sometimes, when I look at something or someone for a while, things start to become really warped; things will look really big or really small and I can’t stop it. I used to get it a lot at parent’s evening when you’d have to sit face to face with teachers, which is awwwkward.
  3. I currently work in retail as a sales assistant, in a clothes store.
  4.  I wear a yellow coat everywhere and a lot of people call me Georgie from It and Paddington.
  5. I really want to voice a cartoon character one day. (Weird ambition, I know. XD )
  6. My favourite animal are wolves.
  7. I once accidentally ended up on set of Les Misérables (2012) while it was being filmed!
  8. 2017, despite the negativity in the world, was the best year of my life.
  9. I’m currently studying at sixth form, doing Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.
  10. My favourite video game is Overwatch.
  11. I used to watch Power Rangers in secret when I was younger because I didn’t want my mum to say I was a boy (she said it once as a joke but I was sensitive).

 

Starr’s Questions and My Answers

  1. Who or what inspired you to start blogging?
    -I don’t remember exactly but what I do remember is reading Girl Online and realising that blogging was a cool hobby and I was interested in pursuing it again (I had a previous blog which I deleted). It was also the beginning of the year and I wanted to do something fun because I tend to get bored and depressed during the first months.
  2. Have your blogging goals ever changed? How?
    -Probably. My intention when I first started blogging was to have fun and get better at writing and meet bloggers and although I still love meeting new bloggers and obviously still want to have fun with writing posts, my main goal is to spread awareness and share things I love and use WordPress as a platform to speak out, I guess.
  3. Movies or books?
    I hate to say this but, I haven’t read in a long time. I’ve read a few pages every now and again but I’ve been really busy. I’m going to have to go with movies. (I also did Media Studies and now appreciate film production a bit more.)
  4. Tea or coffee?
    Tea.
  5. Has blogging changed you in any way, or does it help you in any way? If yes, how?
    When I write informative posts (e.g. about feminism) I do a lot of research and even if I don’t include it into the posts, I still learn a lot and it makes me more educated on a particular topic and also a lot more open minded. And when I research new stuff, I tend to tell my friends, so I guess it’s helped me and others. 🙂
  6. What are your two favourite bloggers?
    I CAN’T PICK!!
  7. What’s your favourite TV Show?
    More like, what isn’t my favourite TV Show. For someone who’s “always busy”, I watch a lot of shows. But I have to say The Flash or Stranger Things.
  8. Are you a football (or soccer) fan? If yes, what team do you belong to?
    I am not a fan.
  9. What are the things that make you feel happy about being you?
    I like that I’m hardworking. I make a lot of lazy jokes about myself but I actually work, study, and focus on other projects I’m passionate about all the time. And even though it may sound vain, I like that I make people laugh. It makes me happy that I make other people happy (it’s like a selfish selfless things XD ).
  10. What are the things that make you sad about being you?
    I can be very self-conscious at times. I’m a little self conscious about my appearance.
  11. What do you aspire to become in the future?
    I really want to work in a lab as possibly a biochemist or work in another biological/biomedical science. I also want to publish a novel in the future.

 

My Nominees

UnknownWiki

Ally

Elm

Aimee

Arabella

Antonio Llergo

Ana Regina

faraztunezhaidr

The Dark Hound

In A Messy World

Josh Gross

 

11 Questions for Nominees

  1. What’s something (a topic) you could talk about for five minutes straight?
  2. Your opinion on pigeons?
  3. What’s your main long-term goals?
  4. Last text you sent? If it’s too personal, second to last text?
  5. Secret guilty pleasure you have (e.g. watching reality TV or gross pimple popping videos)?
  6. Favourite season and why?
  7. What motivates you to keep writing posts on your blog/website?
  8. Favourite film and why?
  9. Number one pet peeve?
  10. What other country than your own would you want to live in for at least a year and why?
  11. What do you think your unique feature is? (Like a feature of your appearance, personality, style, etc.)

 

Thank you again Starr for nominating me! And to the nominees, you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to or if you’re busy but if you do, I can’t wait to see the responses and posts! 🙂

 

-Shay

A Very Blogger Christmas!

Firstly I want to give a VERY big thank you to ateenagediaryonline, who nominated me for this! 😀 She made this tag herself but was inspired a bit by Zoella’s vlog, A Very YouTube Christmas (which you should watch)! Go give her a follow! Right now! I’m waiting….

 

Rules:

  • Answer all the questions.
  • Change a question you don’t like
  • Nominate 5 people
  • Let them know you nominated them

 

Questions:

  • Who would take the best photos?
    The person, who would take the best photos would be DiaryOfATraveller! He takes the most amazing photos from all his travels! 😀 Or Theo. Photography. He’s AMZING!!!
  • Who would look the most glam?
    She hasn’t started anything on her blog yet but I know her in real life so I have to nominate dancer422 since she knows how to dress for an occasion like this. 🙂
  • Who would keep everybody awake and happy?
    I think Miss Book Thief would be the best at keeping everybody awake and happy. She’s just crazy and easy to talk to and I just feel like she would keep everybody full of joy! 🙂
  • Who would make the worst Christmas jokes?
    I have a feeling this would be me. I actually make the most TERRIBLE Christmas jokes, leaving everyone in an awkward silence or a giggle because it was so bad. XD For instance…what do you get when you eat Christmas decorations? Tinselitis.
  • Who would be the last one dancing?
    I have a feeling Arielle would be the last on dancing. She loves music and concerts and she’s awesomely crazy so why not?! 😉
  • Who would be in charge of Christmas music?
    Obviously Good Music Speaks!
  • Who would make the best snowman?
    I feel like Blackcat345 would make the best snowman…I’m  not sure why but hey, it’s a good thing! 🙂 I just have this feeling that she would make the best snowman…
  • Who is most likely to knock over the Christmas tree?
    I’m going to say TheAmbivert because 1)I wanted to put you down for one of these and 2)I can somehow see you doing that XD

 

Nominees:

Arielle

TheAmbivert

BlackCat345

Skyeastra

Meganqm1

 

Less than 10 hours until Christmas!!! Eeek!!

 

-Shay

The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award!

sisterhood blogging award

I was nominated by Miss Twisted Sense of Humour! Her blog is amazing! She’s funny, relatable and she’s just started out blogging so go and say hi and read her cool posts! Do it!!!

 

Rules:

  1. Thank the nominator and link their blog to your post.
  2. Answer the 10 questions given to you.
  3. Pass the award on to as many bloggers as you went and let them know.
  4. Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

 

Questions:

  1. A unique quality of yours?
    A unique quality of mine would probably be my weird sense of humour. I don’t know. It’s not funny to some people but it’s funny to me. XD
  2. What’s your jam?
    Hmm…I don’t actually know. I’ve been listening to Fireflies by Owl City a lot XD and I’ve been listening to Selena Gomez’s song again. I used to be obsessed with them and I guess that obsession is coming back. XD
  3. What are your views on alcohol? What is your preferred alcohol and why?
    First off, I don’t drink alcohol. I’ve tried it before (like sips of it) and it tasted horrible, in my opinion. I don’t see why people can get addicted. XD
  4. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say ‘femenism’?
    I think of Emma Watson’s speech to begin with and then I think of back in the past, when women were treated badly. I think feminism is a strong topic, that I support, but can sometimes be over exaggerated.
  5. One character in a book/movie who you connect with?
    I feel like I relate to Tris Prior from Divergent a lot because she is quite a relatable character for teenage girls, I think. Another one I think is relatable is Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments series. Of course, I’m not a Shadowhunter and my mum isn’t a secret Shadowhunter who paints for a living but Clary’s hobbies and qualities are pretty relatable, to me.
  6. Do you have any regrets? If so what is it?
    I probably do…but I can’t think of it right now. But the thing is, I read a quote that said, “It’s better to look back and say, ‘I can’t believe I did that’ than to look back and say, ‘I wish I did that.’ So I don’t think I regret much. Apart from all the embarrassing things I’ve done.
  7. Stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
    I’ve done a lot of stupid things. One of which was drink as many cups of coke as you can at a party, which lead to an hour of struggling to breathe. It was scary and stupid. XD I can’t drink fizzy drinks anymore or it’ll happen again. Even if it’s just a cup. :c
  8. One person you would die to meet?
    This is such a hard question! I mean I would love to meet Nat Wolff 😉 but also, Lily Collins and Emily Kinney and John Green and there’s so many people. But I think I would love to meet LDShadowLady! 😀
  9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you be? And don’t say home!
    Somewhere in the USA like Pennsylvania. Somewhere not to hot but not to cold. 🙂
  10. What do you think about me? 😀 Please be honest!
    Honestly, I think you are funny, another version of me, and a potential writer!

 

Nominations:

gryffindorqueen

theambivert

lifeasapotpourri

mayam

aribebop

 

Questions To Nominees:

  1. Who is a female figure, you look up to?
  2. A movie that seems like a representation of your life?
  3. Current favourite song?
  4. Something you’re bad at and want to get good at?
  5. Meaning behind your URL?
  6. The meanest thing someone has ever said to you?
  7. The nicest thing someone has ever said to you?
  8. Your opinion on feminism?
  9. What quality do you like in a person?
  10. Favourite accent?

 

-Shay